Lankhorst Ropes for FPSO MV26
Lankhorst Euronete Brazil (LEB) has completed delivery of polyester mooring lines and thimbles for the FPSO Cidade de Itaguai MV26 in the Santos Basin of offshore Brazil, under a contract with leading mooring solutions provider SOFEC Inc.
In total, LEB has supplied 75,000 meters of Ultra Deep Water Cabral 512® rope, with a minimum breaking load of 1,197 tonnes, to permanently moor the FPSO Cidade de Itaguaí in a water depth of approximately 2,240m. The deepwater Cabral 512® mooring rope was developed to minimise the torsion of yarns while increasing the Minimal Breaking Strength (MBS) as much as possible.
The spread mooring system comprises 24 legs, arranged in 4 groups of 6 legs at each corner of the FPSO. Each mooring line contains three 959 m polyester Cabral 512® ropes segments and steel roulette thimbles. Additionally LEB has also supplied three polyester rope segments and thimbles for one spare line.